Making an Exception
The manager of a large office noticed a new man one day and told him to come into his office.
"What's your name?" he asked the new guy.
"John," the new guy replied.
The manager scowled, "Look, I don't know what kind of place you worked before, but I don't call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my employees by their last name only...Smith, Jones, Baker...that's all. I am to be referred to only as Mr. Robertson. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?"
"Darling. My name is John Darling."
"OK, John, the next thing I want to tell you is..."